Our Scholarship

The Southern Shrimp Alliance Scholarship program is intended to reduce education costs for students with ties to the commercial fishing industry. Under this program, $16,000 is allocated to fund scholarships, with the goal of two recipients in each of the eight states in which the southeastern shrimp industry operates (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina). Scholarships will be capped at $1,000 per individual. Funding is not tied to a specific area of study and is available for any post-secondary institution.

SSA’s scholarship application is a Google form and will ask you to sign-in.
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Applications Available

February 13, 2024

Application Due Date

EXTENDED to April 22, 2024

Recipients Announced

May 2024

Awards Issued

August 2024

Program Guidelines and Objectives

  • Eligibility for the scholarship will be conditioned upon ties to the commercial shrimping industry with preference given to applicants with direct ties to SSA
  • While funding is not tied to a specific area of study or institution, students must attend a post-secondary educational institution, which may include trade and vocational schools
  • Previous recipients of the scholarship may reapply with preference given to new applicants
  • Scholarship funds will be contingent upon a post-secondary program’s acceptance letter and will be paid directly to the student during the month of August 2024 by check
  • Applications will be released in January 2024 and are due to SSA no later than March 15, 2024
  • Scholarships will be awarded through evaluation by a Selection Committee composed of members of SSA’s Board of Directors and will be announced in May 2024
  • Award will include a complementary SSA membership for one year

Ready to apply? You will need:

  1. free Google account to access the online application, upload files, and receive a confirmation receipt
  2. Basic information about your high school record and post-secondary educational institution
  3. A 500-word essay describing your relationship to the commercial shrimping industry (Word or PDF)
  4. A letter of recommendation from a non-family member (Word or PDF)
If you have any questions or require a paper version of the application, please call 727-934-5090.
2023 Scholarship Recipients